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Poultry owners advised to watch for avian influenza


March 10, 2022

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is urging poultry owners to monitor flocks for signs of the avian influenza.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed HPAI in commercial and/or backyard flocks in Iowa, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York and Virginia.

As of Friday, the virus has not been found in Nebraska.

“While we have not seen HPAI in Nebraska since 2015, protecting the health of pountry in the state is a top priority,” said state veterinarian Dr. Roger Dudley.

The virus can cause sudden death in birds, even if they don’t show symptoms.


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